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Ship and Hovercraft Officers

Ship and hovercraft officers command and navigate ships and other craft, co-ordinate the activities of officers and deck and engine room ratings, operate and maintain communications equipment on board ship and undertake minor repairs to engines, boilers and other mechanical and electrical equipment.

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About this Career

£58,631

Average salary

New workers start around £33,514.87. Normal pay is £58,631 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £118,369.82.

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Annual Openings

Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons in Cornwall, and do<br /> not distinguish between full and part-time jobs.

Daily Tasks

  • Maintains log of vessel’s progress, weather conditions, conduct of crew, etc.
  • Prepares watch keeping rota and maintains a look-out for other vessels or obstacles.
  • Maintains radio contact with other vessels and coast stations.
  • Monitors the operation of engines, generators and other mechanical and electrical equipment and undertakes any necessary minor repairs.
  • Locates the position of vessel using electronic and other navigational aids such as charts and compasses and advises on navigation where appropriate.
  • Directs or undertakes the operation of controls to inflate air cushions, run engines and propel and steer ships, hovercraft and other vessels.
  • Allocates duties to ship’s officers and co-ordinates and directs the activities of deck and engine room ratings.

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